Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

One of the lactation consultants gave me this recipe during our hospital stay after I delivered Little Brother.  I made them within a couple days of coming home. Nursing has gone pretty smoothly for me this time (knock on wood) but I still thought it couldn't hurt to get a boost from the right foods. … Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies


Homemade Cheesy Crackers

I've been on a roll with homemade crackers.  First I made Good Seed Crackers, then homemade whole-grain Ritz crackers, and finally a few weeks ago I made homemade cheesy crackers (aka Goldfish or Cheez-its but in different shapes).  The recipe I used was: Vegan Goldfish Crackers @ Chef Chloe The changes I made were to… Continue reading Homemade Cheesy Crackers


Real Food & Ritz Crackers

A week or so ago a friend posted a link to an interesting article on Facebook: How Food Companies Exploit Americans With Ingredients Banned in Other Countries Written by Food Babe, via 100 Days of Real Food Please click through and read the article if you have time. I was floored by the information. I… Continue reading Real Food & Ritz Crackers


Lemon Coconut Bars

A couple weeks ago I checked out the book Superfood Kitchenby Julie Morris from the library. I saw a post about the book with a recipe over at Chocolate Covered Katie and was intrigued by a cookbook all about superfoods. I casually read parts of the introductory chapters and then started perusing the recipes.  The… Continue reading Lemon Coconut Bars


Chocolate Quinoa Protein Bars

A few weeks back when I got my protein awakening (preganant women need 60-70g per day!), I started thinking about all the different vegetarian items that have protein.  Of course lentils and beans came to mind, but then it occured to me - quinoa!  Quinoa is a grain that is a complete protein, meaning it… Continue reading Chocolate Quinoa Protein Bars


Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut “Cookies”

When I set out to make these cookies last night, I did not intend to loop this post back to breakfast again.  Yet that seems to be what happened. Last night after a nutritious dinner of cereal 😉 Benzo and I were lounging around watching American Idol when we both really wanted something sweet.  I've had… Continue reading Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut “Cookies”

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Buy Me Some Peanuts & Crackerjack

Tonight we are enjoying a fantastic spring thunderstorm.  It started raining as I was driving home from work, which meant no gardening this evening.  Benzo and I made a quick dinner of scrambled eggs, toast and applesauce and settled in to watch last night's 2 hour episode of 24 on Hulu.  We didn't get home… Continue reading Buy Me Some Peanuts & Crackerjack